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5 Ways to Get the Modern Farmhouse Look

by CustomHomes on Monday, July 17, 2017

modern farmhouseThe modern farmhouse is a style that is slowly becoming more and more popular. There are, however, many people who aren’t familiar with the phenomenon.

This style of home decorating usually contains the following: a rural appearance, functional porches, and a mixture of a casual living space along with an elegant decor. In essence, the modern farmhouse tries to combine the aesthetic and comfort of a simple lifestyle with some of the more luxurious aspects of modern living.

The appeal of these homes is in their namesake. Having the sensation that you are far away from civilization, no matter where you are, can evoke a sense of tranquility that you may not be able to receive from a gaudier house. Yet it doesn’t deprive you of the comforts of a modern lifestyle, like stable electricity and easy access to all the amenities that you may need.

To give your home a more comfortable, countryside look, consider some of the following options:

Light Colors

Very light colors, such as white, cream, or wood tones in particular, emulate the farmhouse look. Do not think of a sterile white, but rather a softer, soothing off-white shade that puts the viewer at ease.

Wood Furniture

Wood furniture will also conjure a very rustic look. Wood pieces are also very functional and sturdy. There are many types of wood to choose from, so find one that best goes with the color scheme you are aiming for.

Outdoor Living Space

Create an outdoor living space by paying special attention to your porch. Porches can be a great place to entertain company and enjoy the outdoors, without being too exposed to the elements. Be sure to set up sufficient seating arrangements for company, and maybe a rocking chair for those nights when you want to enjoy some fresh air all by yourself.

Handcrafted Quilts

Quilts, particularly handcrafted quilts, are a must. They are colorful and charming, and can be found for very reasonable prices at farming stores and antique shops. More than anything they are very, very comfortable, especially for those winter nights.

Garden

Consider starting a garden. It does not need to be something big or lavish, but having a couple flowers or crops near your home will give it that much more of a quaint appearance. Not only that, but having fresh fruits and vegetables will help you keep healthy–even more so due to the fact that you put hard work into getting them.

If you truly want to style your home in this way, the most important thing to remember is to stick to a theme that will radiate warmth and simplicity. The modern farmhouse is all about comfort and a rustic life.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com